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NT COVID-19 update

25 December 2021

The Northern Territory has recorded 19 new cases of COVID-19.

Eight cases are from Tennant Creek and are linked to the NT outbreak, bringing the total number of cases to 140. All are being assessed at the Tennant Creek Hospital.

Ten of the new positive cases are in interstate arrivals and are not connected to the NT outbreak. They are all in isolation at home or at the Centre for National Resilience.

One of these cases is in a staff member from the Royal Darwin Hospital who was in the community during their infectious period. A COVID-19 Hospital Outbreak Plan was immediately activated and close contacts have been notified and are isolating. The staff member is triple vaccinated, asymptomatic and followed all appropriate mask protocols.

The 19th case is in a household contact of a recent arrival from South Australia. This person is in quarantine.

There are currently 19 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including one in ICU. This figure includes the eight that cases that are currently being assessed at the Tennant Creek Hospital.

It is important all people in the NT check the COVID-19 website to review the list of NT public exposure sites.

COVID-19 testing

1,903 COVID-19 tests were processed across the NT yesterday.

COVID-19 testing sites are open in Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Nhulunbuy and Darwin. Testing is also available at NT Health clinics in remote communities.

To arrange a COVID-19 test please book online or contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484.

The NT COVID-19 Hotline is operating today and tomorrow from 8am to 12pm.

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in our communities, it is important for everyone to follow all the health directions.

  • Book your COVID-19 vaccine
  • Check in using The Territory Check In App every time, everywhere
  • If you have symptoms, stay away from others and get tested for COVID-19
  • Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularly
  • Do not go to work if you feel sick
  • Maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres where possible.